Last month we had and Will Hampson performing on the . It was a lovely warm Spring evening. The river was looking gorgeous and the music was perfect. Folk on the boat returns in September, why not subscribe to our newsletter so you can be first in line for tickets. The boat can only take 40 people so the show could sell out fast. Cruise on Bedford’s beautiful Ouse with a glass of booze, good folk and nice views. Or something!
If you missed Bryony and Will, here’s a session they recorded for us before the show. Here they perform ‘The Ringers of Egloshayle’. We’ll be recording a podcast with them in a few weeks all about the background to this song.
If you’re new to The Mill Race Folk podcast, you can listen to our first four episodes here. We have music and folk song discussion with Laura Smyth and Ted Kemp, The Foxglove Trio, Stick in the Wheel and Gemma Khawaja. Subscribe so you don’t miss an episode. Also, let us know what you think of the podcast by contacting us with your thoughts and comments. We’d love to hear from you.
Davy made a video of The Foxglove Trio performing ‘William’ at Mill Race Folk. It is a folk song performed beautifully in Welsh. If you want to find out more, Ffion, Kathy and Patrick tell us all about the story and how they approached the song in the next episode of our podcast (which will be out soon! Make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss an episode)
We are so excited that Laura Smyth and Ted Kemp are coming to play at Mill Race Folk at Bromham Mill on Saturday 18th November. They have a new album out (called “The Poacher’s Fate”) which is a Froots Playlist album choice. They’re on the BBC Radio 2 folk playlist and Gideon Coe on BBC 6 Music has been playing them on his show too. Check them out and grab a ticket to see them live at beautiful Bromham Mill. See you there!
Not long now until our show with Daoíri Farrell at The Place Theatre in Bedford. Here’s a little snippet of a video Davy got of us singing ‘Bring Us In Good Ale’. (You could say it’s just a sip)
Tickets still available from The Place Theatre
It’s the first of March. Spring is almost here. Ahhh, it reminds us of a Royston Wood song we recorded, ‘March March (the Morning Sun)’.
Except, this is actually a Christmas song.
And, um… Davy filmed it in the Autumn.
But you do get to see his sexy ankles. Hope you enjoy it!